Editor’s Note: See CRE’s discussion of the Parliamentary report on the “precautionary principle” here.
By Helen Briggs, Environment correspondent
Europe’s approval system for genetically modified (GM) crops is “fundamentally flawed”, say MPs.
The process assumes GM plants pose greater risks than conventional plants, which is not backed by scientific evidence, the parliamentary Science and Technology Committee report says.
It calls for GM crops to be regulated on the basis of their characteristics not the method used to produce them.